Tech tax reports

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Department of Revenue of Massachusetts.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Documents sufficient to show the following regarding the 6.25% sales tax on software service, the so-called “tech tax,” which was repealed in 2013:

1) Amount of funds collected by DOR related to the “tech tax” in 2013.

2) Amount of funds refunded to taxpayers relative to the “tech tax” in 2013 and 2014.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Department of Revenue

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Feb. 12, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Dufresne, Ann

Hi Shawn,
The email address in the original request bounced back, so we sent a hard copy which went out Monday.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Received. I'll review the documents and be in touch.

Best,
Shawn

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